Fintech - Archive

February 2019 articles

Ant Financial has agreed a deal to acquire UK currency exchange Worldfirst, solidifying the firm's presence outside of China. [...]

14 February

Starling Bank, one of fintech's Big Three digital banking stalwarts, has closed a £75m funding round led by Merian Global Investors. [...]

13 February

Investment into the UK's blossoming fintech sector broke records last year, as the country's startups reached a new stage in [...]

12 February

When Cormac Leech, chief executive of new crowd funding litigation platform Axiafunder, is questioned about the potential 20-30 [...]

11 February

Digital bank Monzo will launch its first business accounts today, as the loss-making challenger attempts to find a more efficient [...]

10 February

A fintech startup under fire for a Valentine’s Day ad that has been accused of mocking single people is now facing a potential [...]

8 February

Japanese mega investor Softbank has led a $440m funding round in savings challenger Oaknorth, investing in the company via its [...]

7 February

A technological advance can impact — even transform — the global economy let alone a particular sector. [...]

7 February

Financial admin startup Anna Money has landed £8.5m in funding from Kinetik, as the banking app aims to take on the big leagues. [...]

5 February

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has finalised a deal to buy London trading firm Crypto Facilities. [...]

4 February

More than a quarter of Brits believe that Facebook will offer a banking service within the next five years. [...]

4 February

Fintech startup Bud has closed a $20m (£15.3m) funding round from investors such as HSBC, Goldman Sachs and former Man Group [...]

4 February

Banking behemoth JP Morgan has made a strategic investment in workplace pensions startup Smart Pension, the firm will announce [...]

4 February

London digital challenger bank Starling is today kicking off preparations to apply for an Irish banking licence, as it launches [...]

4 February

It's that time of year again: Barclays has unveiled the 10 startups that have made the cut for its annual fintech accelerator [...]

1 February